‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Cast Donate 100k To National Bail Fund; More Actors Who Play Cops Urge Donations
The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is giving back to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews and the rest of the cast teamed up with their showrunner, Dan Goor, to donate $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network.
“The cast and showrunner of Brooklyn 99 condemn the murder of George Floyd and support the many people who are protesting police brutality nationally,” he wrote on Twitter. “Together we have made a $100,000 donation to the National Bail Fund Network. We encourage you to look up your local bail fund: the National Bail Fund Network is an organization that can lead you to them. #blacklivesmatter.”
Earlier that day, Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rosa on the series, followed The Tick star Griffin Newman‘s lead in donating more month to the Community Justice Exchange.
Griffin called on actors who have played police officers to give money, and Stephanie answered the call. Both of them donated $11,000, and went on to urge more actors who have benefited from their roles portraying police officers to follow their lead and do the same.
“If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the math,” they said in their tweets.
Want to give back too? Here’s a full list of resources to help you get started in supporting Black Lives Matter.
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